Casita para Gallinas

Last week we got a chicken coop, “una casita para gallinas.” The boys watched with excitement as the carpenters assembled the walls, attached the roof and touched up the paint.

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Our chicken coop consists of a house for the chickens with a perch for them to sleep on and nesting boxes where they’ll lay eggs. There’s also a run where the chickens can get some exercise while protected from other animals (and my kids).

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Patrick asked me why we are going to have chickens. Thinking about the fresh eggs we’ll get from them, I told Patrick that the chickens will make food for us. Patrick, thinking I meant that the chickens will actually prepare food for us, then said, “We should get the chickens a grill and some charcoal so that they can barbecue food for us. We like food cooked on the grill.” The carpenters thought that was pretty funny.

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We won’t actually get the chickens for another month or so, and in the meantime we are now working on choosing names. So far, the leading contenders – as selected by Patrick – are Scout, Mommy, Daddy, Sven, Olaf, Kristoff, Patrick and Danny.

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We can’t wait for our chickens to arrive!

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